Plan of the City and Castle of Alicant,besieged by the Chevalier d'Asfeldt Nov. 30th 1708 and surrendered by capitulation Apr. 19th 1709.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map. 390 x 480mm (15¼ x 19"). Very fine impression with original binding folds.
The city of Alicante under siege by the French Marshal Claude François Bidal d'Asfeld during the War of the Spanish Succession. The British general John Richards refused to surrender, and the French put a massive mine under the city walls, which exploded killing Richards and 50 others on the 3rd March. The British and Huguenot garrison held out for another six weeks before Admiral Sir George Byng arrived and evacuated the survivors. Nicholas Tindal (1687-1774), at one time Chaplain to Greenwich Hospital, first published a translation of Frenchman Paul de Rapin's 'History of England' in 1727, running to thirteen volumes; in 1732 it was enlarged with his own notes and maps. This map was published in 'A summary of Mr Rapin de Thoyras's History of England, and Mr Tindal's Continuation, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the End of the Reign of King George I. Illustrated With Medals, Plans of Battles, Towns, and Sieges', 1751.
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